OK, I am in love with this knit tunic pattern. And I had to wait to get it – it’s out of print and has been in my wishlist for a long time because OOP patterns are so expensive. Finally, BMV put all their OOP’s on sale. And it’s mine!
With a nod to my fellow sewists on Pattern Review, all the lovely versions there really helped me envision what I might do with the pattern. For the most part, I was after a little less fullness in the skirt, particularly in the back. And I wanted to avoid an FBA. But I also wanted to keep the sculpted effect that is so figure-flattering. Sewing notes:
- I sewed the size Medium (12-14), my usual in the Big 4.
- The fabric is Goldenrod Sew Classic cotton/poly interlock knit from JoAnns.
- I removed acreage from the center back seam and both side seams, from the bottom edge and cured up, to take out a bit of the swing in the skirt.
- And I added a bit at the mid-torso for ease in the bust and waistline.
A note on the hemline. It has a lot of curve – it’s all curve – so I turned it up 1/2″ with Steam-a-Seam. Having the fabric secured, plus the little bit of extra heft from the tape, made topstitching so easy.